Competition Information

 

Competition Dates

Important dates for the 2014 Spring Sydney Royal Fine Food Show:

 

Entries Open: Wednesday 4 June 2014

Entries Close: Wednesday 9 July 2014 

Delivery dates: Vary, depending on the Competition. Please refer to Spring Schedule.

Judging Dates: Please refer to below for specific Competiton dates.

 

 Olive Oil                 Tuesday 2 September 2014    
 Aquaculture  Wednesday 3 September 2014
 Regional Food       Thursday 4 and Friday 5 September 2014
 Branded Lamb          Monday 8 September 2014
 Branded Beef      Tuesday 9 September 2014                                                            
 Pasta  Wednesday 10 September 2014
 Deli Meat       Thursday 11 and Friday 12 September 2014

 

The Schedule

The Schedule is the rule book that governs each Competition. It's essential reading!  

 

The 2014 Spring Fine Food Show Schedule will be available on Wednesday 4 June 2014.  Click here to download a copy of the 2014 Summer Fine Food Show Schedule.   

 

The Sydney Royal Fine Food Show Schedule tells you everything you need to know about the Fine Food Show. Available online as a PDF document, the Schedule lists entry fees, closing dates, delivery details, conditions of entry, Champion awards and much more. It is important that you read the Schedule carefully before entering any Fine Food Show.

 

What's New?

Highlights of the main changes for the Spring 2014 Competition include:

  • Chairman of Judges, Grahame Latham AM, has retired his position, officially handing over to the Chief Judges of each Competition for the Spring Show.
  • Regional Food – introduced a new Class for Fresh Nuts as well as a new Award for Champion Region encompassing all Classes.  
  • Deli Meat Competition - introduced a new Boneless Middle Bacon Class.
  • Pasta will now be judged during the Spring Fine Food Shows.
  • Moving towards barcoding of entries for a more streamlined and efficient management of Exhibits.

  

To register your interest in this Spring competition, please email your contact details to finefood@rasnsw.com.au

 

Why should I enter?

The Sydney Royal Fine Food Show offers producers a chance to benchmark themselves against the industry. By entering, you will:

  • Receive assurance of independent assessment of your product by an esteemed panel of industry professionals;
  • Have a variety of perspectives and palates assessing your product;
  • Attain quality feedback: a breakdown of your score by each attribute (i.e. taste, flavour profile) and individual product comments for many classes;
  • Receive general class comments from the judges on how the class fared;
  • Be sent a full Results Catalogue post-judging to view all the results from every class and competition;
  • As a medallist, receive a certificate and a digital medal artwork file to use in your marketing collateral;
  • As a medallist, receive a medal marketing and promotion kit, to guide producers with tips and tricks of marketing their product;
  • Being a part of competition organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, a 190-year old influential force in Australian agriculture.

 

Judges

Judging panels of three to five judges are constituted from a combination of the following:  

  • Manufacturers and technologists from industry
  • Product users
  • Product retailers
  • Chefs
  • Other specialist judges

 

Names of individual judges are not released prior to judging. However judges are detailed in the Results Catalogue prepared at the end of each Show.

 

If you are interested in becoming a judge, please contact the coordinator on (02) 9704 1351 or finefood@rasnsw.com.au. For a more detailed description of the judging procedure for each Competition, please refer to the relevant Schedule for that Fine Food Show session.

 

 

Exhibitor Confirmation Packs

All Exhibitors are issued with an Exhibitor Confirmation Pack. This will be posted out four weeks prior to the Competition. The pack contains product labels, courier and postal labels, maps and delivery instructions. 

 

Exhibitors will be issued with an Exhibit Confirmation Advice, otherwise known as a bench slip, which indicates the Class(es) in which they have entered.

 

Delivery of Exhibits

A map showing where exhibits can be delivered will be posted out to all Exhibitors in their Confirmation Packs four to six weeks prior to the Competition.

 

 

Exhibitors in the Media - Tell us your story!

We are always looking for interesting stories from Exhibitors about your experiences as a competitior and why you choose to enter the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.  Please take the time to tell us your story here and you could be contacted ny a member of the RAS Media and PR team for future media opportunities.


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